Nepogomphoides stuhlmanni (Karsch, 1899)
Eastern Horntail

Type locality: Uluguru Mts, Tanzania


The only species currently recognised in this genus. Please refer to the genus diagnosis and introduction for more information.

Habitat description

Mostly headwaters, but also larger streams, shaded by forest. Probably especially faster sections with rocks and a gravelly and/or sandy bottom. From 0 to 1800 m above sea level.


confirmed: Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania

© Gerard Dutmer

Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (lateral view)

Map citation: Clausnitzer, V., K.-D.B. Dijkstra, R. Koch, J.-P. Boudot, W.R.T. Darwall, J. Kipping, B. Samraoui, M.J. Samways, J.P. Simaika & F. Suhling, 2012. Focus on African Freshwaters: hotspots of dragonfly diversity and conservation concern. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 129-134.


  • Karsch, F. (1899). Neue Odonaten aus Ost- und Süd-Afrika mit Einschluss des Seengebietes. Entomologische Nachrichten, 25, 369-382.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2018-03-24].